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noninvasive

adjective non·in·va·sive \-in-ˈvā-siv, -ziv\

medical : done without cutting the body or putting something into the body

Full Definition of NONINVASIVE

1
:  not tending to spread; specifically :  not tending to infiltrate and destroy healthy tissue <noninvasive cancer of the bladder>
2
:  not being or involving an invasive medical procedure <noninvasive imaging techniques>
non·in·va·sive·ly adverb
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Examples of NONINVASIVE

  1. noninvasive techniques of measuring brain activity

First Known Use of NONINVASIVE

1968
Medical Dictionary

noninvasive

adjective non·in·va·sive \ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv, -ziv\

Medical Definition of NONINVASIVE

1
:  not tending to spread; specifically :  not tending to infiltrate and destroy healthy tissue <noninvasive cancer of the bladder>
2
:  not being or involving an invasive medical procedure <noninvasive imaging techniques that do not require the injection of dyes>
non·in·va·sive·ly adverb
non·in·va·sive·ness noun

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